Read as much as you want on, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

letters | perils on two wheels

Presumption of fault should fall at motorists’ feet

Re “Cyclists say their rights go unrecognized” (Page A1, Feb. 15): Cyclists’ rights would be better protected and operators of motor vehicles would take more care if standards of proof were changed.

In Amsterdam, for example, when a motor vehicle collides with a cyclist, the vehicle operator is presumed to be at fault. This is analogous to the presumption of fault in rear-end accidents involving two vehicles.

Continue reading below

A change such as this would go far to protect the safety of our cyclists.

Joel A. Feingold


Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of